About Dirk Van Tilborg

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After reading Jack Kirby’s Forever People and New Gods comic books and watching 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dirk was assimilated during first grade recess into the collective known as Science Fiction. Fueled by the visions of mad scientists such as Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert, he has quietly searched the galaxy for the next BladeRunner, Brazil and Dark City. Born in San Francisco and currently enjoying a steampunk version of Ft. Lauderdale, when not grokking Science Fiction he spends his time with family and friends and just maybe trying to enter the dreams of disingenuous politicians.
Favorites: Fringe, Dune by Frank Herbert, BladeRunner and Alien Hominid
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Dirk Van Tilborg

  • ‘Prometheus’ Noomi Rapace Talks About Her Character “Elizabeth Shaw”

    Posted Saturday, October 8th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    In what has to be the most secretive film of 2012, tiny bits of director Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ continue to surface and just maybe by the time the film opens we’ll have an idea of what the film is actually about. In an interview with Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, actress Noomi Rapace couldn’t discuss the films’ […]

  • Film Awards Announced For Fantastic Fest 2011

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Outrageous indie film festival ‘Fantastic Fest 2011′ has announced their award winners. This years’ winners include a time travelling samurai, a supernatural hallway in the woods, a deadly family reunion, and rampaging Cuban zombies for the festival dubbed “the geek Telluride” by Variety. Looking to choose the best and most visionary films of the festival, […]

  • Brad Pitt Runs From Trouble In New Set Photos From ‘World War Z’

    Posted Monday, September 26th, 2011 11:30 am GMT -5
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    In the latest group of photos from the set of ‘World War Z’, we go from human flesh decay to urban decay. Brad Pitt, who plays lead character “Gerry Lane” and Mireille Enos, who plays Pitts’ onscreen wife “Karen Lane”, are seen running away from explosions and zombies in the back alleys of London. The controversial […]

  • ‘Spider-Man’ Producer Sells Supernatural Show To CBS

    Posted Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Former Columbia Pictures Chief and current ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ producer, Matt Tolmach, has sold a female lead supernatural television series to CBS, according to Deadline. The project, from Tolmach and writer Jessica Goldberg is titled ‘Sleepers’. Goldberg’s resume includes writing ‘Refuge’ and ‘The Prince of Motor City’. The series “centers on a woman who has the gift […]

  • ‘Terminator 5′ Still On, But Director Justin Lin Out

    Posted Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Since film producer Megan Ellison purchased the rights to produce two ‘Terminator’ films at the Cannes Film Festival this year, speculation was that the films would be fast-tracked. Ellison also attached hot director Justin Lin (‘Fast Five’) and the original “Terminator” Arnold Schwarzenegger to the films. But now, plans are to start production on the first […]

  • Science Fiction Author Connie Willis Wins The 2011 Robert A. Heinlein Award

    Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    This year’s Robert A. Heinlein Award goes to science fiction author Connie Willis. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space. Space exploration was a frequent topic of Heinlein’s novels. This is Willis’ first Robert Heinlein award, though she is the recipient […]

  • Weekend Box Office – ‘Contagion’ Caged By Aging Lion Cub

    Posted Monday, September 19th, 2011 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    The virus apocalypse film ‘Contagion’ placed 2nd this weekend taking in $14.4 million domestically. It was only off a very respectable 35% from its debut last week, but unfortunately it was very overshadowed by the 3D re-release of the almost 20-year-old ‘The Lion King’ which took in $29.3 million. After 7 weeks in theaters, ‘Rise […]

  • Science Fiction Genre Snubbed At 2011 Emmy Awards

    Posted Monday, September 19th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Last night the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards aired on Fox. While many science fiction and fantasy shows were nominated very few won and most of those awards were in the smaller categories. Outstanding HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards, but only took home 2 with a win for actor Peter […]

  • Weekend Box Office – ‘Contagion’ Is Infectious In Theaters

    Posted Monday, September 12th, 2011 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    The Steven Soderbergh directed virus apocalypse film ‘Contagion’ easily took the top spot at the box office with $23.1 million. The taut, well-reviewed thriller did 3 times the business of its nearest competitor. Here’s our ‘Contagion’ movie review. The apes just keep swinging and hitting it out of the park. ‘Rise of the Planet of […]

  • Veteran Science Fiction Actor Cliff Robertson Has Died

    Posted Sunday, September 11th, 2011 12:01 am GMT -5
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    Actor Cliff Robertson passed away Saturday September 10th, just a day after turning 88. The talented veteran actor took on many challenging roles in his career and appeared in many science fiction films and television series. He also won the best actor award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled man who undergoes an experimental […]

  • Science Fiction Adventure Film ‘Europa’ To Star ‘District 9′s Sharlto Copley

    Posted Thursday, September 8th, 2011 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Contemporary space adventure film, ‘Europa’, currently in pre-production, will be shopped to distributors at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, according to Deadline. ‘Europa’ is the story of a six-person team of astronauts from various international space stations who are sent by a private sector corporation to be the first manned mission to Jupiter’s fourth moon. An […]

  • Syfy Channel Renews ‘Alphas’ For Second Season

    Posted Thursday, September 8th, 2011 06:30 pm GMT -5
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    Syfy Channel’s new super-powered drama series ‘Alphas’ will return for a second season that will air in 2012. ‘Alphas’ was a breakout hit this past summer during its first season and Syfy has ordered 13 episodes for the second season. The series debuted on July 11th and became Syfy’s most-watched original scripted series premiere in […]

  • Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’ Gets A Release Date

    Posted Thursday, September 8th, 2011 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Author Daniel H. Wilson’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Robopocalypse’ now has a release date for director Steven Spielberg’s movie adaption, according to Deadline. The big budget apocalyptic robot uprising adaptation will be financed by both DreamWorks and Fox. It is set to open in the U.S. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 so it might […]

  • Universes Are About To Collide For ‘Fringe’ Fans

    Posted Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Fringe’ fans, we’re just a few weeks away from the new season that starts on Friday, September 23, 2011 and Fox is already teasing us with a series of “Where is Peter Bishop?” promos and some new posters and photos. In the new ‘Fringe’ poster the tagline is “New Beginning. New Dimensions”. Our main trio […]

  • Weekend Box Office – ‘Apollo 18′ Fails To Take Off

    Posted Monday, September 5th, 2011 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Apollo 18′ debuted to a very weak $8.7 million weekend box office in which ‘The Help’ continues to clean up. The low budget horror/sci-fi film is reported to have only cost about $5 million, but being released in 3300+ theaters can be expensive with prints and advertising. The film debuted at #3 just barely beating […]